Tools and Tips
Alumni are students who have
graduated from Monroe Community College.
When you audit a course, it
means you are taking the course without credit and without a grade.
You do not have to take the examinations. Any student may audit a
course with permission of the instructor, if seats are available the
first day of classes. You must fill out the appropriate audit form
and return it to the Registration and Records Office by the end of
the drop/add period. Full tuition is required, and the course will
appear on your transcript with a grade of Au.
CAPP is MCC's computerized degree audit/advising system designed to help
students achieve their academic goals efficiently. CAPP tracks course and
requirement completion so efficiently that students and advisors can spend less
time on record keeping and more time on program planning to achieve academic and
While you are a student at
MCC, you must file a "Certificate of Residence" once each academic
year (September-August) to certify legal residence in New York State
for the past year and county residency for the past six months. The
Certificate of Residence is completed and submitted during registration.
It is a financial aid award
program, which allows students to be employed on our campuses. For
more information, check with the Financial Aid Office.
Credit by Examination
You may earn up to 36 semester
hours of credit toward a degree through several types of examinations.
The number of hours a class
is scheduled to meet each week determines the value of a course or
the number of credit hours you will receive for that course. For example,
ENG 101 (College Composition) involves three class hours each week
and is worth three credit hours. You need a specific number of credit
hours in specific courses to earn a degree or certificate in an individual
Your Cumulative Grade-Point
Average (C.P.A.) is the overall average from the grades and grade
points you received and the credits you earned in all the courses
you have taken. Grade points range from 4.00 for an A to 0.00 for
an F. You must have at least a 2.00 (a C average) to graduate.
A curriculum is a program of
courses approved for a specific degree or certificate. To earn a degree
or certificate in a specific program, you must complete the curriculum
for that program.
To make the Dean's List, you
must be matriculated in a program and have completed 12 or more credit
hours with a grade-point average of 3.50 or better with no grades
of "I" or "F". Full-time students must complete the 12 credit hours
during a semester while part-time students have one full year (Fall,
You may be able to select alternative
methods of time-lines for payment of your tuition. You won't know
that unless you contact the Bursar's Office and a financial aid officer.
Don't wait until you have acquired a bill, be informed early.
If you do not pay your tuition
and fees by a specific date, your schedule of classes will be cancelled
or descheduled. If you have been descheduled, you will need to re-register
if you plan to attend the semester's classes. You may not be able
to register for the same courses if your original selections are filled.
Scheduled drop-add times are
times you may change your original class choices by dropping a course
you are registered for and/or adding a new one.
Electives are courses of your
choice, which may be taken for credit toward a degree or certificate
in your curriculum. They may be chosen from a wide variety of courses.
This office helps you obtain
funds for your college education. There are various scholarships and
financial aid awards you may be eligible for. You won't know unless
you ask, so stop in and check it out.
A full-time student is one
who is enrolled for twelve (12) or more credit hours in a semester.
There is a difference between
graduation and commencement. Graduation occurs when the college determines
you have successfully completed all the requirements for your degree.
Commencement is a ceremony; a public celebration of your accomplishment.
"Distinction" is defined in
the dictionary as excellence. Graduation with distinction is achieved
by earning a cumulative average of 3.5 or higher. It is a high academic
honor and something worthy of pursuing.
Independent study is a learning
experience available to you if you wish to extend your education beyond
the standard curse structure of classroom activity as described in
the College Bulletin.
If you are a candidate for
a degree or certificate, you must complete and submit an Intent
to Graduate application during your final semester of study.
Forms and deadline dates may be obtained from either the Office of Student Services or the Counseling and Advising Center.
A matriculated student is one
who has applied for and been formally accepted as a candidate for
a degree in a specific curriculum. You must be matriculated in a degree
program before you are eligible for a degree or certificate from the
College. You must also be a matriculated student to receive financial
A non-matriculated student
is one who is taking courses to satisfy personal needs and interests
without applying for candidacy for a degree. Students attending non-matriculated
are not eligible to receive financial aid. The college reserves the
right to require placement testing and/or a personal interview for
anyone wishing to register for classes. Non-matriculated students
required to take placement testing must score at a satisfactory level
according to Monroe Community College in order to register. The College
also reserves the right to deny registration privileges to any student
who does not comply with this procedure.
Orientation is the process
of making the transition to college life. There are two types of Orientation
All College Orientation – describes the
requirements and opportunities specific to MCC and includes the photo
Academic – describes a specific course
of study and its requirements.
A part-time student is one
who is taking fewer than twelve (12) credit hours in a semester.
This is a federal form of financial
aid for eligible students. How do you find out if you qualify?
Check with a financial aid officer.
The earliest registration dates
are reserved for currently enrolled students according to the number
of credit hours they have accumulated. The students with the most
credit hours toward graduation register first, followed by all other
students in descending order.
If you wish to change your
major (curriculum), you must apply for a program change through the
Counseling and Advising Center. The change is not official until the process has
A student who has stopped out,
reapplied and been reaccepted by the College.
Registration is the process
of selecting and "signing up" for the courses you wish to take during
Your student number is your
permanent, official college identification number. The College uses
your assigned M Number for this purpose.
This is a state form of financial
aid for eligible students. Find out if you are eligible by speaking
with a financial aid officer.
A transcript is an official
record of the courses you have taken and the grades you received.
A transcript of final grades is mailed to each student at the completion
of each semester.
Two Plus Two
2 + 2 Dual Admission Programs
enable students to obtain an Associate's degree at Monroe Community
College with a guarantee of admission at a participating four-year
college with full transfer credit and full junior status.
After the third week of classes
and through ten class days after the mid-semester grades are due,
you can drop individual courses by completing a "withdrawal" form.
The instructor's signature is required and NO REFUND is given.
After this date (ten class days after mid-semester grades are due),
you cannot withdraw from individual courses. You may, however, withdraw
completely from the College prior to final exams.